The Okanagan Basin Water Board is now accepting applications for its 2013 water conservation and quality improvement grant program.
The program has $300,000 available for projects that conserve water or improve its quality.
Eligible recipients include non-profit community groups, local governments (regional districts or municipalities), and irrigation or improvement districts. Successful applicants can receive up to $30,000 for their project.
The program’s priorities are projects that benefit the entire Okanagan and show collaboration.
“The idea of providing valley-wide benefit is based on the fact that all water in the Okanagan is connected, from Armstrong to Osoyoos,” said James Littley, office manager.
Projects funded last year included a make-your-own rain barrel workshop hosted by the Regional District of North Okanagan and the Okanagan Science Centre’s WaterWorks display.
This year’s application deadline is 4 p.m. Feb. 22.
Information on the application process can be found at www.obwb.ca/application/.